Michaela Dwyer
Michaela Dwyer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Arlington Heights, Ill.

High School:
John Hersey

Height:
5-7

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
06/29/1993


04/17/2014

NIU Preps for Chicago, California Meets

Huskies set to compete at DePaul, Mt. SAC and Long Beach State

04/12/2014

Huskies Complete Run at UTEP Invitational

Latesha Bigby scores three finishes of seventh or better

03/28/2014

Claudette Day Breaks Heptathlon Record at Texas State

Freshman tops former school mark en route to first-place tie

03/27/2014

Huskies Start Strong in Texas

Latesha Bigby notches MAC auto mark in 400 hurdles

03/26/2014

Huskies Split for Texas, North Carolina

NIU sending athletes to three different meets

04/14/2014

Huskies at UTEP Invitational

The NIU track & field team headed down to Texas April 12 for the UTEP Invitational (Credit: Jorge Salgado)

2013-14:Indoor- Competed in six different events across five different meets... Set a new personal record in the long jump at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/21), leaping 17-03.50 (5.27m) to place fourth... Also scored a new PR in the high jump at BSU with a height of 5-03.00 (1.60m), allowing her to qualify for the conference championships... Clocked in at a career-best time of 9.64 in the 60 hurdles at the Laker Early Bird (12/6)... Posted a new shot put PR at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) with a mark of 28-05.50 (8.67m).

2012-13: Indoor- Competed in five meets in the pentathlon and multi-event prep... Set personal records in five events during the year... Scored 3,236 points in the pentathlon at the MAC Championships (2/23), placing ninth... Finished fifth in the high jump at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/15) with a height of 5-01.00 (1.54m)... Placed fifth in the long jump at the Cyclone Holiday Preview (12/7), reaching 16-10.50 (5.14m)... Broke her shot put PR with a 31-01.25 (9.48m) toss at Ball State... Shattered her 60 hurdles mark with a 9.70 run at the GVSU Big Meet (2/9).Outdoor- Competed in seven meets in the outdoor season... Earned personal records in six different events... Finished ninth in the heptathlon at the MAC Championships (5/10) with 4,379 points... Won the javelin at the Huskie Opn (4/20) with a PR toss of 103-03 (31.47m)... Took second in the long jump at the Huskie Open, leaping 17-04.75 (5.30m)... Ran 15.33 in the 100 hurdles at UW-Whitewater's Alternative Meet (4/27)... Set a PR in the shot put with a 30-07.75 (9.34m) toss at UWW.

2011-12: Indoor- Competed in the pentathlon for the majority of the season... Scored a career-best 2,622 points at the MAC Championships (2/24)... Scored 2,060 points at the Illini Classic (1/21). Outdoor- Competed in seven different events at four meets during the year for heptathlon prep... Took eighth place in the javelin at both the Chicagoland Championships (4/6) and the UW-Whitewater Alternative Meet (4/28)... Tied for ninth at UW-Whitewater in the high jump with a height of 4-09.00 (1.45m)... Earned 10th place finishes in the long jump at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge (3/17) and the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational (4/14).

High School: Won the Mid-Suburban League title in the long jump her senior season... Took third place in the long jump as a junior... Earned all-conference honors as a senior at John Hersey High School... Named to the academic all-conference team.

Personal: Full name is Michaela Catherine Dwyer... Daughter of Steve and Brenda Dwyer... Born on June 29, 1993, in Des Plaines, Ill... Sister of current Huskie assistant coach Kevin Dwyer... Has three other brothers - Ryan, Sean and Griffin... Majoring in special education with a specialization in vision impairments.

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
60 Hurdles 9.64 12/6/2013 100 Hurdles 15.33 4/27/2013
Long Jump 17-03.50 (5.27m) 2/21/2014 200 Meters 28.56 4/6/2012
High Jump 5-03.00 (1.60m) 2/21/2014 High Jump 4-11.00 (1.49m) 4/27/2013
Shot Put 31-01.25 (9.48m) 2/15/2013 Long Jump 17-04.75 (5.30m) 4/20/2013
Pentathlon 3,236 points 2/23/2013 Shot Put 30-07.75 (9.34m) 4/27/2013
Javelin 103-03 (31.47m) 4/20/2013
Heptathlon 4,379 points 5/10/2013